By Justin Voss

There’s a kind of hush all over the campus this week where you can hear the sound of students taking tests.

If you caught the reference to the 1967 Herman’s Hermits song in there give yourself a gold star.

Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) testing have started here at Fairmont Prep and students are nervous, anxious, sleep-deprived, but most of all, ready. They’ve been preparing for these exams all year and are ready to put all of that new knowledge to use.

Both AP and IB have very specific rules about how students test and to give our students the best opportunity to succeed we keep the testing areas as quiet as possible. Students have been working with their teachers over the past month to go over past exam questions and typical topics to ensure the best results. There have been extra study sessions put in place and some mock exams are given to really prepare our students the best.

It does, however, make for a stressful time on campus as well. Parents, if you have the chance, you’re your kids a little break, they are stressing themselves out enough. Students, remember that an AP score has little to no impact upon your college admission. Your IB scores can be made up in other ways if you don’t do well on one exam. Get your rest, eat well and we will see you after exams!